Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Rangers injury list grows

Rangers manager Ally McCoist insists he has no option but to cope with his injury problems despite admitting the loss of David Templeton for a number of weeks is a “bitter blow” for the club.

The winger is set for a spell on the sidelines after being forced out of Saturday's goalless draw against Annan early on with ankle ligament damage.

McCoist said: “David has got a very sore one. The good news is that it's not broken. He has been for an X-ray but there is massive swelling and there looks to be a good bit of damage to the ligaments unfortunately. I couldn't put a timescale on the return from injury unfortunately but it's not great.” McCoist added: “Andy Little is another one. Andy has been a big player for us. Andy is longer-term and David looks like he is going to be longer-term. That said, we are where we are and we'll just have to handle it.”

Next up for Rangers is the visit of Queen of the South in the quarter-final of the Ramsdens Cup tonight — 24 hours before Celtic begin their Champions League campaign against Benfica.

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